After shooting a 42 (+6) on the front 9 of TPC Sawgrass, Tiger has withdrawn from The Players Championship. Tiger was visibly limping and clearly not 100%. His injury from Augusta is still causing him pain. With a sprained MCL and strained achilles, it’s not hard to understand
Tiger started the day with a bogey, a triple-bogey on the 4th, bogey on the 5th and a bogey on the 9th.
Hopefully Tiger will take some time and return when his knee and achilles are 100%. You would think the goal at this point is to get healthy for Congressional and that would be my prediction. Tiger will take the time to get healthy, work on his putting and be ready for the 2011 US Open.
Tiger also withdrew last year, but that was due to a neck injury.
Meanwhile, there are still lots of great Nike athletes left in the field, along with a bunch of the best golfers in the world. Lucas Glover is -5 and tied for the lead. Don’t be surprised, G’Lover finished solo 3rd last year and is coming off of a win last week.